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,000 guns. baltimore police have removed that significant number from city streets. investigator mike hellgren breaks down the statistics and what it all means. >> reporter: there has been a barrage of stories about gun violence in this city, involving gangs and drugs and the number of murders this year has already surpassed that of last year. so the mayor and the commissioner really wanted to make note of this gun arrest. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun police took off of baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside and stashed it behind his sofa. it was significant to city leaders, who held a press conference here on manchester street a few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program, which had more than 400 walking the beat last night. >> the horrific moment when someone broke into the house and violated the home. >> the commissioners did notice a recent slight spike in violent crimes. including the number of greenmount avenue corridor, which has quiet
new information on baltimore city's speed camera program. >> some investigation reported that three cameras had been erroneously issuing tickets. we have learned that the systems vendor launched an investigation of its sound and the results might surprise you. >> baltimore city's speed camera program has become a flashpoint for drivers after an investigation reported erroneous readings from at least three locations. it is a controversy that has literally shut down the street on the 1300 block of west coldspring lane. the contractor, xerox, conducted a massive test of the camera in eastbound on december 1 and second. city police closed all three lanes, sent a sedan, a minivan, and a 16-foot u-haul truck on repeated test runs clocked by a hand-held police radar guns and they could not recreate the problem. in this document, xerox tells the city's transportation director 189 valid test runs were completed and all speed readings were within the expected tolerance without anomalies. the letter also reveals that, since november 29, three cameras under heavy scrutiny come east and west dow
an scaped inmate áand áa suspect chase cause two city yesterday.police are searching for this man..... 25 year old travis lee wildes.he was last seen arouud 12:15, wedneday afternoon... after walking away from a prison work detail. while police were loooing for wildes.... a similar scene was playynggout across town.... a drug suspect being chased y officers ran inside collington square elementary school.parents showed up at both schools.... anxious for answers. 38:21 they said the children were fine ouucan take your kids out. then they said the &pboy ran and ran back out. they're not calling anyone or telling them nothing. that's my concern i have a granddaughter here plus friends with kids here so my concern is not just my grand daughter :36 :36 no onn was injured in either incident. at last pheck.... both suspects are still on the loose, right now. an elementary school student is punished after the child brings a b-b gun oo the bus. &pstudent from arlington elementary school... threatened another student wwth it, on wednesday.school officials say the child as &pdiscplined. 3 a mi
southbound from 695 into the city. no problems to report on the beltway from parkville all the way up to towson. traffic moving along at liberty road. 11 minutes altogether to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. up in hunt valley, no problems to report here on the harrisburg expressway. nice and clear from shawan road all the way down to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> breaking news a man is dead this morning after a two alarm fire broke out in his home. this happened in jacksonville and the 5600 block of sweet air road just after midnight. there were no fire hydrants near that home so the water had to be shuttled in. the fire was under control around 2:30 this morning. two firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries. >>> many couples have been waiting a lifetime for this day. today same sex couples can get married in our state. now even though they're going to have the chance they won't likely be able to tie the knot until january 1st when the law goes into effect. the governor is expected to formally ratify the ele
with this. >> there's been a harrowing stang operation going on. a week-long in ocean city, ends with nearly two dozen people being indicted on drug charges. police say 17 people are in custody and six are being sought. they were arrested following a six-week investigation, in which officers made drug by buys. investigators think the rise is due to an ongoing crackdown on prescription drug abuse. >>> the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the problem of prescription drug shortages to the national spotlight. and now, a prominent local hospital tells maryland lawmakers how the growing problem is impacting their work. wjz is live. derek valcourt explains how a drug shortage nearly affected surgeries at the anne arundel medical center. derek? >> reporter: lawmakersmakers have have been hearing an earful about problems that they are being forced to deal with. >> reporter: as doctors at anne arundel medical center prepared for surgery on a late november weekend, they became concerned about their low supply of a drug need
the entire city safe. >> reporter: mccarthy's plan includes holding gang members in custody, taking back specific street corners where drugs are solding and using gang information to predict and stop retribution killings, but he says he needs more help from the community. >> law enforcement is not going to solve the gang problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to solve the gun problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to fix the educational system or the poverty rate or any of those other things. >> get close to home now, starting to get late, boys. >> reporter: one thing we noticed was the amount of children on the streets after dark. >> you guys about to go in the house, right? we got to get them home where the parents can help us a lot. >> we need the parents to step up a little bit more and take ownership sincerely of their children and raise them a little bit better. >> stay here. >> reporter: at one point they pull over two men driving a car with illegal tailpipes. >> you got a license. >> they approach with caution and end up being clean, no tattoos, just two young
... few days... before the... fiscal 33 3&henry, fox news. 3 3 bad day for chicago....the citys homicide rate is up 17 percent. the city rrached the grim milesttne of 5000murddrs when a 40-year-old man was &pshot n the head while standdng outside convenience store. police say p8. ers in chicago since 20- a different story in newwyork city. the numbbr of murders ii the big aaple are at according to the n-y-p-- the citt had 414 homicides compared to 471 ii 20-09.. police also &psay they seized 8-thousand weapons this year. today was also good day ffr "gooo riddance". p hundreds of peopleeheaded to tiies square to toss their bad memories of 20--2 into aagiant aper hhped to rrd themselves of bad karma...while others wanttd to rid ttemselves of bad habits. 3&"i'm ggving up the wwole 2012 aal of it. the whole year." //butt to//"yeahh i'm giving up my sweet tooth. coz it'' become a reallyybig problem.. problem." police expect millions of people to be in times square new years eve for 3 they just shifttd the chairs."o chairs." state depaatment &pofficcall f
>>> 1,000 guns, baltimore police have removed that number from city streets. >> what is the next step to cutting violent crime. >>> hello, again. i'm jessica kartalija. >> i'm don scott. >> here's what people are talking about today, the commissioner and mayor announced the milestone at the crime scene last night. just hours later more gunfire rang out in several neighborhoods. wjz is live. mike hellgren break s down the significant statistic and what it means. >> reporter: there's been a lot of stories involving gun violence, gangs and drugs the number of murders that has surpassed that. the mayor and commissioner wanted to make note of this milestone. >> this is the 1000th gun police took off baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside. with significance to city leaders who held a conference on manchester street is few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program. >> the moment when someone broke into the house and violated their home and it was a good thing our officers were here. >> the
at local stores that sell ravens merchandise. 5:06. 36 degrees on tv hill. workers in new york city are getting ready for the biggest night of the year. >> a special tribute on this year's ball. >> this is the west Ñ? >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:09. 39 degrees downtown. look at the moon shining through the clouds. we are looking at a later wind -- lighter wind across the area. around 7 miles per hour at the airport. a round the low 40's central maryland. 45 in ocean city. most areas should see some sunshine today. more cloud cover north and west of the city. a storm system is approaching. details are coming up. >> norman schwarzkopf has passed away. he commanded the international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out. he was known as stormin' norman for an explosive temper. he died in tampa from complications from pneumonia. george h.w. bush mourned the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. george h.w. bush remains hospitalized in houston. he is getting excellent treatment and ask people to put the harps back int
and west of the city, out towards carroll county and fredrick county. a wintery mix moving in during the course of the mornings and the afternoon. right now it's clear over the north of the state, but a couple hundred miles to the south and west of us. notice in about three hours we're going to start to see this batch of precipitation moving in and it will start as snow in a lot of spots. a burst of snow first, it goes over to the rain for the city as we head into the midday hour. still an ice situation toward the north and west. we'll break down the details, show you some numbers coming up in a little bit. we'll get a check on the traffic over with lauren cook. >>reporter: good morning, mike. all that wintery mix will make the roads slick. no delays in white marsh, 95, nice and clear from route 43 all the way into it the city. if you are traveling on the beltway this morning, no delays from parkville all the way up to towson. as we check in and take a live look at the west side at liberty road, traffic moving right along, no problems getting down to route 40 or if you are traveling
." safeway. ingredients for life. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. en >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage, it's wjz. maryland's news station. >>> lighting the night. washington monument illuminated in a decade's old tradition. >> thousands gathered to kick off the holidays tonight. >> you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> fire works, laser light, music, and food. wjz is live and we have all the holiday cheer. >> reporter: that's right. the monument lighting is one of baltimore's premier community events. this year's ceremony did not disappoint. >> three, two, one! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the mayor joins her fellow baltimoreians to ring in the 2012 holiday season. the 21st annual lighting of the washington monument is a time- honored city tradition featuring a fire works and laser light show. >> have you ever been that close to fire works? >> no. >> was that cool or scary? >> cool and scary at th
with information is asked to call city police. a possible hate crime in baltimore city, the claims from a member of the beat and on christmas day. barry simms spoke to the victim and his mother today and joins us live from city police headquarters downtown. >> the victim told us that he was not robbed the, but he felt that he was targeted. baltimore city police are investigating. they believe this was under assault and they think they're very close to finding the attackers. >> i was holding my hands up to block my face. >> but it did not work. this is a picture of 30-year-old kenni shaw. >> i was on the ground. i could not get up. i could not see because my eyes were swollen shut. >> the brutal beating happened christmas eve. he had just left the only store open in his neighborhood during the holidays. he had just left this liquor store on east kaufman and milton street. he was one block away when a group of men surrounded him. suddenly, one man hit him. >> startled, he wondered why he was attacked. >> i asked him what happened and he punched me in the face again. after that, i was on the ground
the beltway all the way into the city. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it is still a busy travel season. some people are trying to get home after being away for christmas. others are heading out of town for new year's. now if you have somewhere to go by plane there's a chance the flight is delayed or canceled as a result of this treacherous weather. now it happens on airlines. they will automatically rebook you to the next available flight. but because of all the weather delays, the next flight could be days away. there are a few things you can now do to increase your odds of getting on a flight. if you're unhappy with the rebooked flight, get in line. talk to a customer service rep to see if it can be changed. you can also call the airline directly or even send a tweet. you may want to consider buying a one day pass to an airline lounge and airlines usually staff lounges with some of the best ticket agents who are able to maybe find you a seat a bit faster. >>> news time right now 5:32. you vote today expand gambling back in november and today part
drunk, killing one of his teammates. this comes one week african can city chiefs player belcher killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. nbc's sara story has the story for us this morning and the tragic news inside the nfl. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> reporter: irving police say josh brent was drive whgt mercedes flipped and landed on its top. the passenger was jerry brown jr., a linebacker on the cowboys' practice squad. officers say the car was on fire when they arrived on scene. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: investigators say brown was unresponsive and later died at a hospital. they say speed and alcohol were factors in the crush. brent failed a field sobriety test. >> based on his performance of those tests, along with our officers' observations and the conversations they had with him, he was placed under arrest for
into the city. and if you are traveling on 83 this morning, here's what it looks like up in hunt valley, warren road. no delays whatsoever, as you make your way into the city, it's going to take you the normal 11 minutes right now from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. and as we check in and take a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic drive times, no delays on 695. it's going to take you 11 minutes from the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and the west side nice and clear right now, 11 minutes on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. megan and charley, over to you. >>> as you look out your window this morning, it might be hard to bheef that we are in for another winter storm possibly. >> unbelievable when you think about it. but as the day wears on, things could get much messier out there. abc 2 news' linda stow is out on york road this morning with how it could be impacting some people's drive, especially the afternoon commute, linda. >>reporter: yeah. luckily we're going to be okay for the morning commute. all is quiet right now along this stretch of york road in baltimore county, b
the city. many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be funnel clouds forming. >> we gotta hurry and get past this. >>reporter: alabama power officials say the winds knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 people across the state. damage was widespread. there were more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma. more than 20 vehicles were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 just outside oklahoma city. officials say at least 10 people were taken to hospitals. texas got a double dose of bad weather a.25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in longview and turned dallas into a winter wonderland. and blizzard blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> news time right now 6:31. the people of newtown, connecticut observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. a candlelight vigil
.... at a baltimore city school. sccool.this time a stuuent knife..... outtide of the ew baltimore.....school police say the younggman who ssa classsatt while holling the &pknife. bbt he was not let administrators called pollce. &ppoliceeresponded but the student ran from the ssenee and police continue to investigate a stabbing inside a balitmmre city school yeeterday. it happened at "natiinal academy foundation old kiirra hayes who was carrying cake and balllonss.. was buuzed into the building... to surprise her sister.but instead of goong to the front office... hayes went offfciaas say she wwa carrying a knife. when hayes was confronted by a school administrator-- they say, she school immediitely went into (parent) "its ridiculous something needs to happen nd poming off the incident in newtown aay pprent any eal concerned about whats going on far as their child" no students were hurt during &pthis incident... but the school adminnstrator was sent to the hospital. afterrthose incidents..... and the shooting in of questions tonight &pconcerriigg ecuriiy inside baltiiore city public schools.
city. 34 in oakland. tomorrow, and overnight tonight, clouds begin to move in. there may be a little rain in the afternoon or tomorrow night. low pressure passing to our west. but ahead of it, we'll get milder air. probably back up to 50. and maybe even into the low 50s. and even milder this weekend. but with the risk of some showers coming back. kai? >> bob, thank you. >>> getting into the holiday spirit in maryland tonight. the washington monument in baltimore. will become a bright spot of the season. wjz is live. jessica kartalija has more on the countdown to the flick of a switch. baltimore's washington monument. hi, jess. >> hi, kai. as you can hear, the festivities are already under way here in mount vernon. take a live look from sky eye chopper 13. what a beautiful evening. it always makes baltimore city look like such a beautiful place. a beautiful place as it possibly could be, with such a nice night as this. the music is going. the warm cocoa is flowing. and they have been out and about all day, getting ready for 5,00
to the application on our website, wbaltv.com. >> baltimore city detectives are handling new shootings over the weekend. on stanwyck avenue at 1:30 yesterday, they found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the back. in northwest baltimore, the search continues for the person who shot a man following an argument on cordelia ave. this happened not long after 12:30 sunday morning. despite the fact the victim was shot in the head, he is expected to survive. >> police are called once again to a glen burnie bar that has been this scene of several shootings in recent years in glen burnie. a man was shot on the side parking lot of dietrich's tavern. that same tavern was the scene of two other murders. police said they have a description of the suspects but have made no arrests. a baltimore county teenager is recovering at home after being shot during a robbery. saturday evening. the 15-year-old victim told police he was robbed and shot by two suspects in dark clothing. his loans were not serious. in harford county, the suspect reportedly shot and wounded his sister. the 20-year-old was fighting w
tells you what happened next. months earlier this new york city subway surveillance video showed how to happened. he and another man are seen arguing before the other man pushes him to the tracks. watching it happen, this photographer, rather than help, he snapped nearly 50 photos on his camera. he said it was his way of trying to get the subway conductor's attention. >> took mow a second to figure out what was happening. i sought lights in the distance of the approaching train. the only thing i could think of at that time was to alert the driver with my camera flash. >> reporter: that didn't get the motor man to flash and the post was criticized. twitter is calling the decision horrifying, despicable. imagine how this man's family feels. we spoke to the pr company that represents the new york post. so far, no statement has been pished -- issued. as for the suspect, he has been arrested and charged. >>> senators barbara mikulski and cardin are expected to speak at at committee on homeland security. mikulski is calling for aid to the eastern shore still suffering from the storm. >> pe
're going to see a rain, snow, ice mixture, a mess to the north. while we're at 37 in the city, we're hanging onto the upper 20s to 30s outside the beltway. look the eldersburg 31 degrees. everything that comes in right now -- or i should say in the next hour or so will fall in the form of some snow. you'll notice over the southern suburbs of d.c., back down into virginia, you're dealing with the snow and that's what's lifting up from south to north during the course of the morning hours. you'll notice 15, 20 minutes outside of the city limits and this will start to move in during the morning commute, the tail end of the morning commute. so first is this burst of snow that's going to come in and then it's going to change over to rain for the city. still could be a wintery mix over our northern counties and an ice situation north and west of town, north and west, really, of 83 as you go into they aremont and monkston you could be deal iing with an icy situation. rain totals, that's the other aspect of the storm, one to two inches of rain and there could be some severe weather, maybe
's 4 baltimore this afternoon which could change to rain. but north and west of the city i would be careful. if you are a north and west of the city, if you do not have to be on the roads, i would say stay home. >> the other big story. police and anne arundel county investigate a deadly christmas morning shooting inside a store. kim dacey tells us it was part of a break-in and this time the store owner took matters in his own hands. >> police say it all unfolded when an intruder broke into a business and was confronted by the store's owner. christmas morning anne arundel cundiff please investigate the death of 30-year old by rental but chester was found shot to death in front of our rumble. and collectibles -- arundel points and collectibles. tuesday morning feliz brogan to the store not knowing someone was inside. cousel for the witness -- police a bet -- butler, would they identified as an employee, got into an altercation inside the business and philip was eventually shot. a lot of then ran out of the business and collapse in the park in jeppe. according to butler's lawyer, he
interesting, especially towards the south of the city. again, notice the storm system right in here, dropping tornadoes over the gulf coast states. that is what's lifting in our direction during the course of your day. so your hour by hour goes like this, 7:00 in the morning, 32 degrees. pretty cold start. snow burst comes in around 9:00, 10:00 in the morning and turns pretty rapidly into some heavy rains. we'll map this out and show you some accumulation maps coming up in just a little bit. let's get a check on the traffic. lauren cook is over on the traffic plaza. how are we doing out there? >>reporter: pretty good. so far so good, as you mentioned, mike, that the morning commute a little later on could get a little dicey. so right around 9:00, you will want to be extra careful. if you are traveling in howard county, though, interstate 70 nice and clear. no problems from colombia pike all the way over to 695. and for those of you using 95 in howard county, as we check in and take a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic drive time, it's going to take you the normal 12 minutes to travel from
weather advisory that will be expanded into the sit ye. -- city. we will talk about the storm and break into snow totals but first traffic maps to see what's going on the roads. lauren cook is the gal to do it. >> reporter: i will be with you tomorrow as well. >> oh man we are all here. >> reporter: 95 nice and clear just 14 minutes to travel from the beltway into the city. and 695 in great shape. no problem from parkville to towson and looking live outside here the west side of the beltway also going to be free of delays. no problems from liberty road to route 40 and up in hunt valley 83 no concerns therefrom shawan to the beltway. now over to you. >>> 4 chn 32 the president and 34e78s of -- members of senate return to capitol hill continue to work on a deal. four days before the december 31st deadline. charley is monitoring the situation with more on what's happening today. are they any closer to a deal. >> simply put, no. senate democrats are accusing john boehner of running a dictatorship. a polling shows that many americans are placing the blame if the deal is not done. that poll i
a child threatened on a bus with a b.b. gun. baltimore city police say the boys were headed to their elementary school. one of the students pulled out the b.b. gun and threatened another student. the situation was reported to city leaders and city schools police. officials say the district will take the appropriate disciplinary action. >>> a major announcement from baltimore city police tonight. in a rare nighttime news conference, anthony bats announced the department had made its 1,000 gun arrest this year. officers were responding to a home. officers arrested a man and they say they found a semi automatic handgun. >> she said she had seen the officers out here previous nights. he knew there were 12. it was a good way to seek out the officers and they came right away. >> major blake was on hand for the announcement. >>> the superintendent is proving he is open for suggestions when it comes to improving city schools. so dr. dallas mann was eligible to answer questions. >> what i try to do is change the conversation to be proactive. when you're proactive you have environment
to the spike in shootings. every city officer must spend two days per week on foot control. and they are using two weeks to find people with a his history of violent crime. it may be the holiday season but city police aren't in much of a giving mood. their purpose for staying business like these is a stepped up effort to get people associated with vie lention you have a the street. he runs the effort. >> targeting violent offenders in the city, running backgrounds, we know they are wanted for violence. >> the two week warrant to serve outstanding warrants. homicides in baltimore fell below 200 last year but this year they have pasted that benchmark. as of this morning there has been over 200 homicides same time last year there was 146. police like to strike during dawn while the victims are sleeping. 24-year-old robert was picked up three days ago on a warrant for armed robbery and gun violations. his record includes multiple arrests dating back to the age of 16. it was a frustrating morning for one squad they found people at home but not the offenders they were looking for. >> sometimes these
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cameras in baltimore. city officials admit they found another camera recording inaccurate speeds. wjz is live on cold spring lane. adam may has the latest black eye for the program. >> reporter: no question, this is one of the busiest roads in baltimore. and this camera here has some issues. >> reporter: this speed camera on cold spring lane near falls road has recorded 11,000 speeders. but now, after a handful of challenges, eight tickets have been voided because the camera was recording inaccurate speeds. >> the camera is having some kind of glitch that we're told. but what kind of glitch, i really don't know. >> reporter: the city council, planning to hold hearings on the growing problems. an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, also found problems with at least two other cameras, outraging drivers. >> i think this -- they should just give us all our money back. >> i think it's a money maker. >> how many have they not caught that they have made errors on? >> reporter: in fiscal year 2012, drivers paid more than $19 million in
doctor. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> at the start of 2012, north carolina's democratic governor bev purdue decided not to seek re-election. from the moment she took office after a razor thin victory she has been in battle duking it offuber cofut over uber conservative legislators. she has bowed out and won't be governor for long, but she has a chance to right an egregious wrong and that is why i decided to send her a letter. dear, bev, it is me, melissa. i must admit i'm sorry to see you go. i once described you as the thin blue line because you have so fearlessly used your office to stop and halt the radical agendas off republicans in north carolina.
-through in the entire city. people lined up for blocks and blocks to hand over their weapons in exchange for grocery gift cards. while there were many people who dropped off just one gun, perhaps something that had been in the family for years, there were many who brought in multiple weapons. the los angeles times reports police took out 22 pistols from the truck of one honda, that got the driver $1,000 in gift cards. the people had reasons beyond money for turning in those weapons. >> different shootings and things have been happening in the country over the last couple of weeks. i was really driven to bring this gun in today. >> to turn in some ammunition and guns that may be stolen from our house and you know someone may do something really bad with them. >> we'll find out later today the total number of weapons turned in, in los angeles. >>> take a look at these live pictures out of syracuse, new york, this is the same powerful storm that has been moving across the country, started in california over the weekend, dumping heavy snow all along the way and you name it, high winds, tornadoes, rain a
into effect. some were highly discuss. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out something of their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled -- a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope will protect foster children. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass bill law allowing minors the ability to freeze their credit reports. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 37 degrees at 5:06. a petition growing against a church group. >> george h.w. bush takes a turn for the worse. >> this is a live picture on the west side. it looks pretty good here. >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:09. 41 degrees downtown. a few clouds in the sky. the precipitation h
into a city school with a knife. cheryl starts our coverage with that story. >> that school visitor is now in jail. parents at the national academy foundation shuttered at seeing news crews. they are talking and so is the police chief about preventing another shooting. iqúan incidentinside a city school. this timeinvolving a knife. >> i'm speechless right now. >> it seemed to start off friendly. a visitor brought a birthday cake and balloons the a relative but skirted past the front office. then a fight broke autowith an officer worker and the visitor showed a knife. tracey mcdaniel learned about the fight at the end of the day on a day when parents are on edge. in surrounding counties, police officers stood at schoolings. it's just one step following a shooting at sandy hook elementary where 20 students and 6 adults were shot and killed. >> children already asked this morning where why there was a police officer and i said they're just out here to say hi to everybody. >> the police chief is also the chairman of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. he says
in the air, only warming up into the mid-40s. ellicott city further south temperatures struggling to get to the upper 40s. a nice look sunset in ellicott city. temperatures now mid to upper 30s for the most part. most of the area, not quite that warm and 43 not exactly warm. a variable south breeze. just a little bit of a wind chill factor, feeling like the mid-30s. how about neighborhood by neighborhood tomorrow. first off into the city where we always know that the better weather is in the central part of the state sometimes. that's what we look forward to tomorrow, again, back in the 40s. across the region, some scattered cloud cover, significant cloud cover out to the west where the weather is becoming more active. we'll see things become more active. scattered showers through pennsylvania. that stays west of us. we have a cluster of showers likely to develop off the coast. some of this could edge off the chess is a peefnlgt the -- chesapeake. the pattern looks more active. we may stay dry. saturday looks relatively quiet. we look for warmer air to edge in here saturday. the big ques
city has mmrder rate. so far this year, phere have been 216 homicides .... comparee to 197 in all of 2001. baltimore counny pollce are investigating the ssooting found the 15 ear old shot just aftee nine saturday night. p police are looking ffr two males suspects. 15995 right now it appears a robbery ... oc: sooe ype of concluuionn115926 115926 thh tten has been treatedd for his gunshot wounds and released from the hospital. 3 same-sex couples in maryland arr counting down the hours... until their marriages become official. at 12:01 a-m ... less than seven hours from now... the new llw goes into effect. ceremonies areescceduled too take place at city hall... shortly affer party--oers ring in theenew year.since december 6th... same-sex couples in marriige licenses... buttttose licenses do not officially take effect until tommrrow. in maine... that state'ssfirst ever same sex marriage happened over the weekend. the first in llne whhn the ere - dooos openee at ciiy hall in portland just after midnight saturdda. more thaa -hundred supporters greeteddthe couple as t
the prisoner under control.no one was hurt. suspecttchase cause two city schools to go oo lockdown, yest. yesterday.police are earchinn for this man..... 25 year old seen around 12:15, wedneday las afternoon... aftee walking away from a prison work detail. while policeewere looki similaa scene was playing out &pacross town.... a drug suspec being chased by offiiers ran inside colllngton square elementaay school.parentt showed up ttboth schools.... anxious for answers. 38:21 they said he children were fine you can take our kids out. then they said tte they're not calling anyone or telling them nothing. that's my concern i have a &pgranddaughter here plus friends with kids here so my daughter :36 :33 no one was injured in either incident. at last check.... both suspects are sttll on the loose, right now. annelementary school ttdent is punishhd afttrrthe child brings a b-b gun on the bus. ballimore police say the student rom rlington elementary school... threatened another student officialsssay the child as ol - discclined. 3 a milestone for the baltimore city police department,
-thoosandth illegal gun taken off city streets so far this year. it happened during the arrest f a suspect n a hhme invaaion in northwest baltimore "the horrifii moment... oq:: the job that we're doing ut he" here." policc say a woman was assaulted by the suspecc during the breek in. there were also several children in the home at the time. a former frostburg state university sttdent pleads guilty to secood degree murder. she killed a fellow student who grew up in baltimore. baltimore.shanaa iggins plead guiltyyin allegany countt circuii court monday.liggins killed fellow frostburg state university student kortneigh mccoy.the murder happened after a fight at an off campus pome.in ourt, liggins apologizee and told the family she wish she could ake it back: "her thooghts and her apology, does nothing for the fact, i'm onny leettwith the memmry of a " child" liggin's faces up to 30 years in prisionn 3 tww city schools went into lockdown today.... one because of a missing inmate. inmate.police are searching for this man..... 25 year old travis lee wildes.he was last seen aroundd12:15 after walking
-- for the orioles, to celebrate their good season. and there will be a lot of money brought into the city. >> the fireworks show has about $6.90 million impact on the city. it does have a great economic impact on the city of baltimore. >> if you are one of those people who is playing on heading downtown tonight, officials say you want to plan early and know how you will get down here and where you will be part. a lot of people will wait until the last minute to decide to come out here. organizers say you are better off if you get here early. >> last minute is not the way to do it. still ahead, how to save some money on your property taxes. >> it has almost been two months since superstorm sandy hit some parts of the east coast really hard. we have an update on how some folks on the eastern shore can get some additional aid. >> the most inspirational story of the nfl season. that plus a host of firings across the league, later in sports. >> we will let you know what to expect from the weather and the first few days of the new year. temperatures are in the ...so as you can see, geico's cust
in oakland. much cooler to the west. still 56 in ocean city. temperatures right now, running about 10 to as much as 22 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. now, tomorrow, chilly. high pressure over the region. that means it am be -- will be a cool day tomorrow, especially compared to what we've seen the last few days. so don't forget your winter coat tomorrow. >> thank you. time to check in with kristy breslin for our first look at the roads. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. well, we do have a lot of accidents out there to deal with. first, loch raven at giddings avenue. also, york road at towson town boulevard. traveling falls road, we have a crash there at ruxton road as well. east 33rd at frisbee street. and as far as delays go, nothing too serious. but top side inner loop, to harford road, average speed with 30 miles purhour. and still slowing on the inner loop as well. from 95 to 70. let's take a live look. as you can see, a bit of congestion there on the west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by h.h. greg.
without anomalies. three cameras are still taking pictures but not to issue tickets. the city agreed to put a hold on those tickets. they will allow for collection of additional data. several recommendations have been made that d.o.t. said they will follow. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police want to know if an aide at the maryland school for the deaf abuse any other young girls. clarence taylor was arrested on thursday. we're told that he abused the girls over day two-year period. >> many students stay there during the week. the suspect was a dorm aide. >> he has been suspended from his job at the school. police are investigating reports of an assault at parkville middle school. but attack the victim on thursday night. no word on the extent of her injuries. >> new details about a shooting at st. joseph's medical center. a man was being treated. police say he tried to hide a needle in his clothing. after a struggle, an officer step in and the prisoner went for the gun. one person was grazed by a bullet. police are trying to identify a masked robber who couldn't
was originally arrested for burglary. >>> city police reach a milestone, taking their 1,000th gun of the year off the streets. despite the accomplishment, the bloodshed conditions -- continues. wjz is live at city police headquarters. mike hellgren digs deeper into the challenges ahead. >> reporter: and we're talking about lives here, vic. city police said they will continue to focus on gun crimes and violent offenders. the mayor said it is no cause for celebration. but it is an accomplishment she highlighted. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun taken off the streets of baltimore this year. the mayor and commissioner held a press conference, trumpeting the accomplishment at the crime scene. >> we are, again, relentless in our pursuit, to make sure that every neighborhood in our city is a safer neighborhood. and that baltimore becomes one of the safest big cities in the country. >> i wanted to see 1,000 cases solved. >> reporter: daphne alston knows firsthand the impact of gun violence. her son was murdered five years ago. she councils with -- counsels
that discovered inaccuracies with a handful of the city's 83 speed cameras. take this one on cold spring lane. it snapped 11,000 speeders. some tickets had to be voided after the camera reported the wrong speed. the department of transportation said they're work being the company that operates those cameras to conduct a rigorous investigation into the problem. >> the commitment is to have a camera problem with 0% errors. >> the mayor told wjz the cam -- cameras are making speed zones safer. the average speed of drivers is down. how many tickets may be wrong may be impossible to tell. for more drivers it's easier to pay up. >> or you have to spend your entire day fighting it. it's a hassle. they found a way to get some more money out of the people of baltimore. it's a bit of a shame. -- delegate john carden is holding a press conference to talk about the problems and potential solutions. >> reporter: we'll have an update at 5:00 and 6 o'clock. >> thank you. despite the problems the city says it has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. >>> hopefully no one was speeding anywhere this mo
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far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
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in police custody. >> the state has less than 30 days to file an appeal. officials in ocean city say they don't need a closer look. most of the problems were a long the bay. the toughest loss in ocean city dodged we did lose part of the fishing pier, was big news. the easternmost portion of the fishing pier. that has been contracted to be rebuilt. >> the pier should be up and running by the summer. >> all eyes on main street and wall street when the november jobs report will be released. tara mergener is live with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. we are all bracing for a nov. very grim jobs report with unemployment still hovering at about 7.9%. this is the first report since hurricane sandy. the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal cliff. if that issue is not resolved in time, we will have uncertainty in the new year. at this point, the negotiations are now down to president obama and john boehner. >> we mentioned superstore senate. why should that storm play a big role in the jobs report? >> we hear about new york and new jersey being impacted. 24 states were impacted. ret
? the city is now investigating false citations. >>> it's christmas time in the city. tonight baltimore keeps the holiday tradition alive. we're going to tell you what you need to know if you plan to join the crowds for the lighting of the washington monument in mount vernon. those stories straight ahead. thanks so much for joining us on this thursday morning. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. weather-wise, it's got to be great for that lighting ceremony. beginning to feel a lot like holidays. after a bit of a reprieve earlier this week. >> yes it's always chilly every year when they have that lighting. you see the people bundled up. >> that's a great thing. >> it is a great thing. >> it's supposed to be. >> exactly. that's what we have for the morning as well guys. bundle up out and about. look at the 20s from ellicott city 29 degrees. the winds out of the northwest at about 5 miles an hour. this will persist throughout the day. we won't be as windy as we were yesterday. that's some good news especially on that northwesterly breeze. we would really be feeling that windchill toda
warm clothes but some people can't afford them at all. baltimore city public works officials want to help. they're accepting mittens, hats, gloves and scarves. it's taking place today and the municipal building is where it's happening. the clothes will be donated to the needy through the salvation army's franklin square boys and girls club. >>> a 6-year-old san antonio boy has the best gift ever for christmas. >> his dad is back from the persian gulf. keller was surprised by his father when he was at school. they have been separated for the past nine months. the keller family arranged for the school to surprise him two weeks ago. staff sergeant jesse kelly says he's not been told when he's going to be deployed again and looks like just enjoying the moment there. >>> well we want to remind you still collecting toys for the annual 14th year in a row the kinder time toy drive. drop off new unwrapped toys at several locations including wal- mart stores. we're going to be taking donations through december 19th. just head to the website, abc2news.com/toy drive for a full list of all th
as a destination. real estate brokers say the name change just reflects the revitalization of this area of the city. new restaurants, easy access to transportation, and old homes are attracting new families. scott and laura moved from san francisco. >> reasonable shopping around. good stuff. lots of kids in the neighborhood. lots of people walking their dogs. so, this fits nice. reporter: nice or not, laurel admits she does not venture out at night. winkler likes the name nob expe is selling this home for $849,000. >> didn't think of it as name change, sort of as a creation of a district or a -- getting anite. reporter: the area has been known as the golden gate district, or just north oakland, to residents for years. kelly is a partner in the cupsake shop in oakland. >> i don't really think it needs to change. the neighborhood can grow and the name can stay the same. >> residents who say they're willing to fight this name change and there's no telling how long this name will stick around. abc-7 news. >> ama: a triple homicide suspect in a shooting at an indian reservation has died of getting into
towards the wedwood city area, and this is shifting to the south. mortgage gap hill, san martin. seeing moderate rain ease up. we have a flashflood warning until 6:30 for san will you rice river near big tree and that's a big concern. that's up at 60:00 this evening. the russian officer, flood stage 32. expected to get close to 31 feet. they might come down but that would be tomorrow morning. and mine are fluke situations on the nap a river, right now at 15 feet, and the napa river, 19 feet. so minor fluctuations on bay area rivers. how long this will stay with us? we'll take a look at the forecast. >> a wind advisory was in effect for the bay bridge, the carquinez bridge. if you didn't think the storm had a kick, take a look. this is our camera on mt. tamalpais in mill valley, pounded by rain and serious wind gusts. this storm drenched parts of the north bay. the national weather service issued a floor nod -- flashflood warning. and stoney point road is closed. sergio quintana is live at the scene. reporter: leigh mentioned the problem of the flash-flood warnings, and the other problem
hole causing traffic problems in the city of clayton. >> one lane over eight miles is just reopened after being closed last night. the contra costa county public works department discovered this sink hole near morgan territory road. crews working to stabilize the surface expected to take up to a week to fix. >> they have steel plates coming to place over roads. we're looking at getting them about 20 feet long to span the cavity. and... we're hopeful that that would mitigate the immediate hazard until where he have time to get a contractor on word. >> now, local traffic is allowed to use thised room heavy vehicles are being rerouted. >> westfield shopping sent jer back open today. and there is a flue fire, the fire department says it broke out in a restaurant just after 8:30. the westfield theater evacuated and no word yet on a cause of the fire. >> well, pg&e still making w pipeline explosion. one of them is separating the gas and electric operations. >> gas operations will be head quarters in san ramone. abc 7 news was there for an update. >> pg&e consolidating gas controls into on
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